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Qualcomm Adreno 530

Qualcomm Adreno 530

The Qualcomm Adreno 530 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It was introduced in the last quarter of 2015 and is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. It supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.1.

The GPU uses a still unknown amount of unified shaders clocked at up to 624 MHz. In 2015 it belongs to the fastest GPU for smartphones. Compared to the predecessor Adreno 430, the 530 is especially faster in demanding benchmarks.

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 510
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
Pipelinesunified
Core Speed *624 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.1
technology14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.1 AEP, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 11.1 (FL 11_1)
Date of Announcement15.12.2015
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro4 x 2400 MHz? MHz653 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM89964 x 2200 MHz? MHz624 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz624 - 653 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 26     avg: 43.4 (8%)     median: 45 (8%)     max: 49 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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min: 23     avg: 36.3 (16%)     median: 36.5 (16%)     max: 48 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
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min: 25532     avg: 31469.6 (71%)     median: 33028 (75%)     max: 35000 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
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min: 0     avg: 29235.6 (65%)     median: 34695 (77%)     max: 41500 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 2488     avg: 2950.4 (72%)     median: 3006 (74%)     max: 3253 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 2252     avg: 2557.9 (68%)     median: 2584.5 (69%)     max: 2893 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 3401     avg: 4413.6 (75%)     median: 4448 (76%)     max: 4948 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 2649     avg: 3274.8 (68%)     median: 3331.5 (70%)     max: 3806 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 24310     avg: 32535.2 (7%)     median: 32824.5 (7%)     max: 40761 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
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min: 1913     avg: 2182.8 (66%)     median: 2178.5 (66%)     max: 2461 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
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min: 4781     avg: 5512 (54%)     median: 5612.5 (55%)     max: 6042 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
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min: 4410     avg: 4410 (96%)     median: 4410 (96%)     max: 4410 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
0 (!) 30 30 58 59 59 60 60 ~ 45 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
29 29 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
0 (!) 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 48 ~ 29 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
60  fps    + Compare
high
35 51 ~ 43 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 530 graphics card

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL Smartphone Review

BlackBerry DTEK60: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » BlackBerry DTEK60 Smartphone Review

Google Pixel XL 2016: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review

HTC 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » HTC 10 Smartphone Review

HTC U Ultra: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

Lenovo Moto Z: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Lenovo Moto Z Smartphone Review

Lenovo ZUK Z2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Lenovo ZUK Z2 Smartphone Review

LG G5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.3", 0.2 kg
  Review » LG G5 Smartphone Review

LG G6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » LG G6 Smartphone First Impressions

OnePlus 3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » OnePlus 3 Smartphone First Impressions

  Review » OnePlus 3 Smartphone Review

OnePlus 3T: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » OnePlus 3T Smartphone Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet Review (First Impressions)

Sony Xperia XZ: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia XZ Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi 5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.15", 0.1 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi 5s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.15", 0.1 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi 5s Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi Mix: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 6.4", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi Mix Phablet Review

ZTE Axon 7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » ZTE Axon 7 Smartphone Review

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

Asus ZenFone AR-ZS571KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenFone AR-ZS571KL

BlackBerry DTEK60: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry DTEK60

Google Pixel 2016: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Google Pixel 2016

Google Pixel XL 2016: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Google Pixel XL 2016

HP Elite x3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.96", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HP Elite x3

HP Elite x3 Lap Dock: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 12.5", 1 kg
  External Review » HP Elite x3 Lap Dock

HTC 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC 10

HTC U Ultra: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC U Ultra

LeEco Le Pro 3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LeEco Le Pro 3

Lenovo Moto Z: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Moto Z

Lenovo ZUK Edge: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ZUK Edge

Lenovo ZUK Z2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ZUK Z2

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro

LG G5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG G5

LG G6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG G6

LG V20: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG V20

LG V34: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » LG V34

Motorola Moto Z: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto Z

Motorola Moto Z Force: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto Z Force

OnePlus 3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3T: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 3T

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.1", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 9.7", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825

Samsung W2017 Veyron: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung W2017 Veyron

Sony Xperia X Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony Xperia XZ: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XZs

Xiaomi Mi 5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.15", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus

Xiaomi Mi Mix: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 6.4", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Mix

Xiaomi Mi Note 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Xiaomi Mi5s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.15", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi5s

ZTE Axon 7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Axon 7

ZTE Nubia Z11: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Nubia Z11

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MDP: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 6.2"
   » Snapdragon 820 benchmarked

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Class 1
Class 2
Quadro M2200 *
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Quadro M620 *
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Quadro M520 *
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Mali-T880 MP2
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T830 MP2
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)